Advanced Print & Finishing
Terms of service
Welcome to advancedpf.com. This website is provided by Advanced Print & Finishing (referred to throughout this Web site as “Advanced”) as a service to our customers. Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of the advancedpf.com site. Please note that your use of the advancedpf.com site (the “Site”) constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Although you may “bookmark” a particular portion of this Site and thereby bypass this Agreement, your use of this Site still binds you to these Terms and Conditions. Advanced reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice to you, and we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions whenever you use this Site. Section A of these Terms and Conditions applies specifically to orders placed with Advanced. Section B of these Terms and Conditions applies to all products and services available through the Site.
Section A: Terms and Conditions of Order
The Advanced Satisfaction Commitment
Advanced stands behind the quality of its products and services. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from us, simply contact Customer Service by phone at 770-542-0667 within 30 days to discuss the issue and allow us the opportunity to resolve the problem.
Advanced is committed to customer satisfaction, and we do everything possible to ensure proper cutting, accurate color reproduction, and excellent printing quality. However, certain circumstances are beyond our control. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the following, but not limited to:
- Spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
- Inferior quality or low-resolution of uploaded images.
- Design errors or color selection errors introduced by the customer in the artwork file creation process.
- Errors in user-selected options such as product type, size, finishing options, or quantity.
- Incorrect file dimensions, image orientation, or file submission in accordance with Advanced specifications.
- Damage to the products arising after leaving Advanced.
- Duplicate orders by the customer.
- Incorrect file layout for folding, scoring, hole drilling, die cutting or other custom services.
- Incorrect shipping address, undeliverable packages/3rd delivery attempts, or other errors created by the customer.
This commitment is subject to additional terms and conditions:
- The Advanced satisfaction commitment does not apply to shipping claims. All shipments are FOB Origin
- If we decide that a refund or reprint is the proper course of action to resolve an issue, we reserve the right to have you return the original order, intact and in whole, before reprinting or refunding your order.
- Color, cutting and folding tolerances should be within industry standards (CMYK) for pleasing color and tolerance.
- This commitment is limited to reprint of the original order quantity or refund of the purchase price of the order. We are not responsible for any damages or claims incurred by you or your business caused by receiving printed materials which are defective or incomplete or which you receive later than the estimated delivery date.
- This commitment does not cover fees for mailing services or postage or associated incidental or consequential damages or claims. Advanced is not liable for U.S. Postal Service errors, including loss or delay.
Please preview your files carefully and correct any issues prior to placing your order.
All prices and amounts shown on this Site are in U.S. Dollars (USD), unless otherwise noted. If a User submits a request on the Site to purchase printing products, mailing services, design services or other services, the User agrees that all charges, taxes and shipping and processing fees will automatically be charged to the credit card or paid by User with an approved payment method.
Once the customer has approved a print job, no changes are allowed to the artwork files, job characteristics, or printing turnaround time. After a print job has been sent to Advanced’s prepress department, the customer is responsible for paying the entire amount of that print job along with applicable taxes, shipping, and processing fees, unless otherwise noted.
All purchase requests must be submitted with an approved payment method unless otherwise expressly stated. Approved payment methods include any of the following methods:
Pay by credit card. This is simple and safe. Most of our customers pay this way. A 3% processing fee will be added to payments made by credit card.
Pay by ACH. This is an electronic funds transfer from your checking account as authorized by you. We will send you the appropriate form to be filled out and sent back by fax or email. No additional processing fee is required. This is a faster and more secure method of payment then is a check or money order.
Pay by pre-pay with check or money order. We will instruct you on how to mail your payment to us.
Pay on account. On account or purchase orders are available ONLY to government, educational institutions and customers with established Advanced credit accounts unless otherwise stated.
Our Sales Tax Policy
Advanced is required to collect sales tax on purchases shipped to Georgia. For orders shipped to Georgia, tax is calculated based on the product subtotal.
If you would like to claim tax-exempt status, please send us documentation of your tax-exempt status when placing your order through the Site. Fax a copy of your tax-exempt certificate along with your order number to the attention of the Customer Service department at (770) 664-8145. After receiving your certificate, we will send you a confirmation email.
Color Accuracy and Hardcopy Color Proofs
Advanced will reproduce color from submitted print-ready files as closely as possible, but cannot exactly match color and density (as viewed in a 5000K light booth) because of limitations in the printing process, as well as neighboring image ink requirements.
The target that Advanced uses for color reproduction is the final hardcopy proof that customer approves. On products that do not feature a hardcopy proof option, or when the customer did not request a hardcopy proof, Advanced will use industry standards to arrive at pleasing color. Please note that we accept no responsibility for color variations between submitted print-ready images and the actual artwork or product they represent.
If you want more than one hardcopy proof per job, the additional cost will be quoted based on the product before additional proofs are made.
Our prepress department checks most artwork files before printing, but you are still 100% responsible for the accuracy of your print-ready artwork files, and we encourage you to proofread all files carefully before submitting to Advanced. As postal regulations are subject to change, you are also 100% responsible for complying with current mailing restrictions for your layouts. Check with your local Post Office.
You certify that you have the right to use the image(s) in your artwork files. DO NOT send any “one-of-kind” transparencies, prints or artwork. Although we take every precaution to safeguard your materials, we are NOT responsible for loss or damage of images or artwork.
Under these Terms and Conditions, you agree that you will NOT upload any artwork files consisting of the following material: any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law; and any material that could infringe rights of privacy, publicity, copyrights or other intellectual property rights without the permission of the owner of these rights and the persons who are shown in the material if applicable.
Printing Turnaround Time
Printing turnaround time begins once your order has been placed and your print-ready files have been uploaded to your account, attached to your printing job, and approved for printing. If you ordered a hardcopy proof, printing turnaround time begins when we receive your approved proof. Please note that if we are unable to print your files because they do not conform to our file requirements, your job status will return to “Need Artwork” and your printing turnaround time will be reset.
For printing jobs that do not have complete digital source files provided, printing turnaround begins when we have your print-ready file(s) for your print job and an approved final proof, not from when the order is first submitted.
Once your proof is approved, printing turnaround time begins the next business day. For example, a job for five-day printing turnaround that you approve on Tuesday will be shipped out to you by end of business on the following Tuesday. Please note that Advanced offices are closed on weekends and holidays. As a result, these days are not considered when calculating printing turnaround time. In addition, printing turnaround time does not include shipping transit time, and you should allow additional business days for delivery based on the shipping method you requested.
Printing turnaround time for jobs with approved payment and accepted final proof is guaranteed. The remedy for failing to meet a deadline is limited to a refund of any rush charges or a courtesy rush on your next order. Cancellation of an order based on printing turnaround time is only allowed if the customer indicates in writing (e.g., request sent in order by email) when placing the original order that a job in the order is time sensitive and must be shipped by target date based on the agreed on printing turnaround time.
When choosing a shipping option, please remember that the estimated shipping transit time is based on the number of business days in transit and does not include weekends, holidays or the day the package is picked up by the carrier. For instance, a product shipped 2nd Day Air and picked up on a Thursday would be delivered by end of day Monday.
For Special COD delivery (i.e., Air Cargo, Greyhound, or other shipping methods), there is a processing fee paid to Advanced at time of purchase for making all necessary arrangements with the carrier. In addition, the customer pays the shipping charge at time of delivery. The Special COD shipping charge is set by the carrier, and orders shipped by COD must be picked up at the carrier’s location. Delivery to your door is not included or available when you select Special COD shipping options.
Shipping transit times vary, and Advanced assumes no responsibility for delays caused by shipping carriers, weather or any damages resulting from the failure to receive a job on time. Your order may arrive late due to unforeseen delays in delivery service, the breakdown of equipment, illness, etc.
Pick Up orders will be held for 30 days at our facility. After 30 days, we will recycle your order.
You agree that shipping terms for all Advanced products are shipped “Freight On Board Shipping Point” or “F.O.B. Shipping Point”. Title and Risk of loss or damage transfers to you at time of shipment or pickup.
Target arrival dates are calculated by adding the printing turnaround time to the shipping transit time. If you are requesting a hardcopy proof, we will factor in additional time to reach your target date. Both printing and shipping times are based on business days only and do not include weekends or holidays.
For example, a product not requiring a hardcopy proof, with a printing turnaround time of seven business days and a shipping method of 2nd Day Air would have a target arrival date nine business days after your files have been received by us and we have received your approval to print.
The cut off time for accepting files is 12:00 P.M.. If your files are in by that time, we will commit to printing and shipping your product within the selected timeframe.
Please understand that target arrival dates are estimates, not guarantees. While we will do everything in our power to meet your target arrival date, weather and other occurrences beyond our control may impact our ability to meet that date.
Customer’s mailing list(s), while in the possession of Advanced, is the exclusive property of the customer and shall be used only with customer’s instructions. Customer’s mailing list(s) will not be sold or offered for use to any other party, and Advanced will not utilize the list for any other purpose.
All mailing delivery dates are estimates, not guarantees. Advanced’s responsibility is limited to preparing your mailing and completing delivery to the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”). Advanced’s responsibility ends when the job is delivered to the USPS Business Mail Entry Unit. In no event shall Advanced be liable for USPS performance failures or delivery delays.
Advanced shall be liable to rectify printing and mailing errors only to the extent of re-mailing a correction or corrected job as soon as possible, and allowable damages shall be limited to the value of the printing work performed. In no case is Advanced liable for loss of business; incidental or consequential damages; or costs in excess of billing for services related to the specific job.
The customer will defend and hold Advanced harmless in any suit or court action brought against Advanced by others for alleged damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), liabilities or losses resulting from circumstances where Advanced, acting as the customer’s agent, uses copy, photographs, or illustrations that are believed by others to be degrading, libelous or harmful to their reputations, images, or standing in the community or which in Advanced’s sole judgment is an infringement on a trademark, or trade name, or service mark, or copyright belonging to others, or in a suit or court action brought against Advanced for actions of the customer’s employees which may occur as a result of any mailing.
All sales are final, unless otherwise noted. No refunds are given once Advanced begins working on your order, which means Advanced has received your necessary materials (i.e., digital files and payment) and started work on your job (i.e., your job is in production).
Within 30 days of purchase, a partial or full refund may be extended to the customer if no work has been completed by Advanced. Please note that such refund would be reduced to cover any fees charged for proofs, processing or other services associated with that order.
To be sure we are successful at meeting customer-requested turnaround times, Advanced actively maintains materials inventory and staff, and schedules time on all equipment for orders that have been placed. Orders that are not sent to press by the customer within 5 days of order incur additional equipment, labor and inventory costs for Advanced. Orders not sent to press by the customer within 90 days of the order being placed will be non-refundable and will incur a fee of 12.5% of the original job total for each 30 day period thereafter until 100% of the original job total has been accrued in fees.
All materials we create in producing your printed product are the property of Advanced. Although these materials will NOT be sold or given to any other party, we reserve the right to distribute free samples of your printed product.
Section B: General Terms and Conditions
You, the User, acknowledge that all content included on this Site, including, without limitation, the information, data, software, photographs, graphs, typefaces, graphics, images, illustrations, maps, designs, icons, written and other material and compilations (collectively, “Content”) are intellectual property and copyrighted works of Advanced and/or various third-party providers (“Providers”). Reproductions or storage of Content retrieved from this Site, in all forms, media and technologies now existing or hereafter developed, is subject to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, Title 17 of the United States Code.
Corporate Identification and Trademarks
“Advanced”, “www.advancedpf.com”, “www.bestbookprinting.com” and any and all other marks appearing on this Site are trademarks of Advanced in the United States and other jurisdictions (“Trademarks”). You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit distribute or modify the Trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without Advanced’s prior written consent. The use of Trademarks on any other Web site or network computer environment is prohibited. Advanced prohibits the use of Trademarks as a “hot” link on, or to, any other Web site unless establishment of such a link is pre-approved by Advanced in writing.
You may only use this Site to make legitimate requests to purchase the products or services offered (each, a “Request”), and shall not use this Site to make any speculative, false or fraudulent Requests. You may not use robots or other automated means to access this Site, unless specifically permitted by Advanced. You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of your use of this Site.
It is a violation of law to place a Request in a false name or with an invalid credit card. Please be aware that even if you do not give us your real name, your Web browser transmits a unique Internet address to us that can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Fraudulent users may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Permission is granted to electronically copy and print in hard-copy portions of this Site for the sole purpose of using this Site as a shopping resource. Any other use of materials or Content on this Site, including reproduction for a purpose other than that noted above without Advanced’s prior written consent is prohibited.
We encourage you to share your comments and questions with us, but we may not be able to respond to all of them. Please note that we assume no responsibility for reviewing unsolicited ideas for our business (like product or advertising ideas), and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities between those ideas and materials that may appear in future Advanced programs. Also, please remember that you are responsible for whatever material you submit and that you, not Advanced, have full responsibility for any message that you send, including its reliability, originality and copyright. Please do not reveal trade secrets or other confidential information in your messages. Any, and all, rights to materials and ideas submitted to us become the exclusive property of Advanced.
General Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ADVANCED-INCLUDING ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, OR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COVERED PARTIES”)-BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE, ACT OF GOD, ACCIDENT, DELAY, OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If, notwithstanding the above, a Covered Party is found liable for any loss or damage relating to the use of this Site, the User agrees that the liability of any such party shall in no event exceed the fee or charge to the User assessed by Advanced for making a Request.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Advanced and its affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site. You also certify that you own rights to or have a license to use the image(s) being reproduced as part of your order.
If you use this Site to submit Requests for or on behalf of a third party (“Third Party”), you are responsible for any error in the accuracy of information provided in connection with such use. In addition, you must inform the Third Party of all Terms and Conditions applicable to all products or services acquired through this Site, including all rules and restrictions applicable thereto.
Each User using this Site for, or on behalf, of a Third Party agrees to indemnify and hold each Covered Party harmless from, and against, any and all liabilities, losses, damages, suits and claims (including the costs of defense), relating to the Third Party’s or the User’s failure to fulfill any of its obligations as described (above). The User is directly responsible for any Request submitted, including related fees, charges and performance obligations.
User Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions
All comments, feedback, suggestions and ideas disclosed, submitted or offered to a Covered Party in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, “Comments”), shall become and remain the exclusive property of Advanced. The Comments may be used by a Covered Party in any medium and for any purpose worldwide, without obtaining your specific consent and you relinquish all rights to such Comments. No Covered Party is under any obligation to maintain your Comments (and the use of your first name and first initial of your last name with any comments) in confidence, to pay to you any compensation for any Comments submitted or to respond to any of your Comments. You agree you will be solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.
Links to other Web sites and Services
To the extent this Site contains links to outside services and resources, any concerns regarding such services or resources should be directed to the particular outside service or resource provider. None of the Covered Parties guarantees or warrants the accuracy or completeness of the information or content included on the Web sites of these outside services and resources. The outside services and resources are in no way related to Advanced, and are neither its employees nor agents.
Termination of Usage
User access to all or part of this Site may be terminated or suspended at any time, without notice and for any reason.
The captions in these Terms and Conditions are only for convenience and do not, in any way, limit or otherwise define the terms and provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
None of the Covered Parties are responsible for any errors or delays in responding to a Request caused by an incorrect email address provided by you or other technical problems beyond their control.
The internal laws of the State of Georgia shall govern the performance of these Terms and Conditions, without regard to such state’s conflicts of laws principles. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Atlanta, Georgia for all disputes arising out of, or relating to, the Terms and Conditions and use of this Site.